Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL
United Kingdom


T: +44 1323 811 570

In an effort to do a little more digital detoxing, we will be replying to weekend emails on Monday mornings, so please bear with us.


You can use SAT NAV for the bulk of your journey, but please be advised it does not work once you leave the A27.  Too many cars have ended up in ditches by following the voice of their sat nav !

Here is what you need to know:-

Take the Charleston turn off of the A27, just past Middle Farm if coming from the west. Follow the broken private road, but go PAST the turn off for Charleston Farmhouse, after which the road bends left, with the South Downs on your right. You are now driving between two fields. As soon as you reach a barn directly in front of you, take a small track LEFT. Drive slowly and continue on to the end and onto a gravel driveway. You are at Tilton House. Park up.


It's not that easy to get to us by public transport, but here are some options. 

Take a train to Lewes (direct from Gatwick or Victoria), then take a taxi to us with GM Taxis +44 (0)1273 473 737 for about £18.


Take a train to Lewes (direct from Gatwick or Victoria) then walk down to Lewes bus station and take the 125 bus alighting at Charleston Farmhouse Drive on the A27.  You then walk a mile down the track to us - look out for Cezannes' in the hedge !


Take a train to Berwick Station and ride (mountain bike not road bike) to us. Should take about 20 mins via the Old Coach Road.

We do NOT advise cycling on the A27 at any point.


We aim to offer our guests the most peaceful stay possible, so we regret that we do not accept any day visitors, drop ins or non residential guests.

The only way to stay at Tilton is either on retreat or B & B.

We love dogs, but unfortunately cannot have them stay here.

En route to Tilton, please take care along the track from the main road, it is very bumpy and uneven.  Watch out for horses, rogue cows, farm vehicles, and small children roaming the fields and tracks.

When walking the Downs, please do not throw litter, and aim to keep to the designated pathways.

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